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Located in the area close to Príncipe Pío Station we find this viaduct, built between 1860 and 1862 to allow trains from the North Railway to cross the river Manzanares. It takes its name from the nationality of the engineers who designed the project, who were originally from France.
El Puente de los Franceses is supported by five semi-circular arches, and three of its four pillars are built directly on the riverbed. It is built from red brick, although the voussoirs have been covered with granite stone masonry.